2015 Best E-Readers And Tablets For College Students


Maybe old school isn’t your style – and lugging around a bunch of textbooks isn’t for you. If you prefer to keep all of your course materials and books in one, sleek device, but aren’t sure which ereader or tablet is best for you, we have some suggestions on some of the top devices out there – most of which are available on BIGWORDS at the best prices around.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

One of the most popular ereaders to hit the market, the Paperwhite is light-weight and boasts WiFi and a high-resolution, and no-glare screen, so it can be used for outdoor study sessions.

Barnes and Noble NOOK GlowLight

Although not as popular as the Paperwhite, the NOOK GlowLight gives Amazon’s ereader a run for its money. It’s actually 15% lighter than the Paperwhite and has many of the same features, like a no-glare touchscreen.

Apple iPad Air 2

If you’re an Apple junkie, chances are there’s no point in trying to convince you to purchase anything other than the iPad Air 2. To be fair, this is a great, lightweight tablet with a fast processor and built-in cameras.

Kobo Aura

Rated higher by users than professional tech critics, the Aura gets high marks for its frontlighting and compact design. The ereader is also noted for its easy-to-user software and user interface. Kobo isn’t well-known in the U.S., but if you’re wary of going with an “unknown” manufacturer, don’t be – it’s a reputable and popular brand in the rest of the world.

Acer Iconia

An Android-based tablet, the Iconia is full-color and media-friendly. Described by most reviewers as a “chic” tablet, the Iconia’s biggest asset is its high-resolution.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

True, The Galaxy Tab 4 is pretty pricey, but users absolutely love it. If you’re just looking for a simple ereader, than this tablet has way more than you’re looking for, but if you want an all-inclusive tablet, this one is a great choice. Reviewers note its HD display and multi-window features among its top selling points.

Google Nexus

The Nexus gets high marks all-around and is the first tablet to run Lollipop 5.0 – which is surely important to some of you techies out there. It also has an easy-to-navigate user interface that allows you to seamlessly move between apps and windows.